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Assessing students’ metacognitive calibration with knowledge surveys
written by Beth A. Lindsey and Megan Nagel
"Calibration" is an aspect of metacognition that describes how well students assess their own knowledge. One tool that can help to assess student calibration is the knowledge survey (KS). On a KS, students rate their confidence in their ability to answer questions related to course content. A comparison of a student's confidence level with their actual performance on course exams gives an indication of the student's metacognitive calibration. We report on a study that explores students' responses to a KS in introductory physics and chemistry courses serving both STEM and non-STEM populations. In many courses, Delta (the difference between KS-score and final exam score, a measure of calibration) was anti-correlated with final exam performance. No relationship was found between Delta and students' scientific reasoning abilities. We also report preliminary findings on how calibration differs for questions of a quantitative nature vs. those of a more conceptual nature.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 258-261
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Education - Basic Research
- Problem Solving
= Metacognition
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
= Skills
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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PERC 2012, calibration
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B. Lindsey and M. Nagel, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12828&DocID=3361).
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B. Lindsey and M. Nagel, Assessing students’ metacognitive calibration with knowledge surveys, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12828&DocID=3361>.
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Lindsey, B., & Nagel, M. (2012, August 1-2). Assessing students’ metacognitive calibration with knowledge surveys. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12828&DocID=3361
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Lindsey, Beth, and Megan Nagel. "Assessing students’ metacognitive calibration with knowledge surveys." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12828&DocID=3361 (accessed 2 December 2020).
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Lindsey, Beth, and Megan Nagel. "Assessing students’ metacognitive calibration with knowledge surveys." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 258-261 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 2 Dec. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12828&DocID=3361>.
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